Lloyd’s 1 : 1


Michael Eidenbenz
Lloyd’s 1 : 1
The Currency of the Architectural Mock-Up


2021. 16,5 × 24,5 cm, softcover
Circa 230 pages, 260 illustrations
ISBN 978-3-85676-412-8
CHF 48.00 / EUR 46.00
English

Preface by Sacha Menz
Foreword by Markus Peter
Translated by Jennifer Bartmess
Designed by Philippe Mouthon

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The Lloyd’s building in London was constructed in the early 1980s based on a vi­sion­ary design by Richard Rogers and Partners. Its planning and construction transformed the ideas of megastructure and intelligent environment into built reality. Mock-ups (prototypic full-size models) played a crucial role in this, enabling Rogers’ team to test and refine the necessary novel constructions and procedures to minimize the risks of such an ­ambitious project. Lloyd’s 1 : 1 is the first case study of one of the most important building projects of the late modern era. It showcases pre­viously unpublished ma­ter­ial from the ­archives of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Josef Gartner and Arup to reconstruct the planning process and demonstrate the working methods. Ex­amples of how mock-ups were used as research or planning ­instruments highlight their ­relevance for further developing building culture.

Forthcoming in spring 2021

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